Effect of Computer Aided Instruction on Students’ Interest in Selected Topics in Electronic Libraries Course in Federal Tertiary Institutions in Anambra State, Nigeria

Obiora Nwosu and Angela Ifeoma Ndanwu
Keywords: Computer aided instruction, Students‟ interest, Electronic libraries, ICT, Anambra State, Nigeria
Library and Information Perspectives and Research 2020 2(1), 71-81. Published: September 11, 2020


Abstract

The purpose of this study was to find out the effect of computer aided instruction on the interest of students in electronic libraries course. The population consisted of 100 electronic libraries students in Library and Information Science Departments in federal tertiary institutions in Anambra State, Nigeria.A27 item structured questionnaire was used for data collection. It was subjected to content validity by experts in Computer Science, Library and Information Science, Vocational Education and Measurement and Evaluation. Two research questions and two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The study adopted quasi-experimental design. Pretest-posttest equivalent groups was used. The sample for the study consisted of sixty third year library and information science students. The internal consistency of the instrument was determined using Kuder-Richardson Formular 21 which yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.92. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research question. Experimental group was taught through computer aided instruction whereas control group was taught through modified lecture method. On the completion of six weeks, the level of interest of the two groups was determined. The findings revealed that the computer aided instruction method of teaching enhanced students‟ interest in electronic libraries than the modified lecture method. It was recommended that lecturers should adopt the use of computer aided instruction in teaching of electronic libraries in tertiary institutions in order to enhance students‟ interest in electronic libraries.